Plus-Sized Model Ashley Graham’s Swimsuit For All Campaign To Be Featured In 2015 SI Swimsuit Issue

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A model has her makeup done backstage at the Plus-Sized Runway Show during New York Fashion Week September 15, 2010. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Plus-sized model Ashley Graham has starred in a new Swimsuits For All Campaign. Graham’s ad, “Curves in Bikinis,” will be featured in the 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

“Secret’s out,” Graham wrote on Instagram. “So honoured to be the face of #CurvesInBikinis for @swimsuitsforall, can’t wait for the ad’s debut in the @SI_Swimsuit issue.”

Swimsuits For All is a company dedicated to providing women the best swimsuit that fits not only their curves but also their personal style. Their swimsuit line ranges from sizes 10 to 34.

Graham, according to her profile on her Web site, is a native of Lincoln, Nebraska. She started modeling at a young age of 12 after she was discovered in a mall. Graham has worked in various fashion projects including runways, commercials, and editorial catalogue.

Graham has already been featured in numerous fashion journals such as Vogue, Glamour, O Magazine, and Latina. Her clients include Bloomingdale’s, Hanes, Target, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Old Navy among others. She has also exclusively done work for plus-size clothing retailer Lane Bryant. She also launched her own lingerie line in collaboration with Canadian brand Addition Elle in November 2013.

Graham is one of the founding members of ALDA, which aims to stand for beauty without boundaries. She has appeared in entertainment shows including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Entertainment Tonight, and CBS News.

In an interview with Bust Magazine, Graham spoke about how proud she is for being in the fashion industry, where mostly skinny girls are bound to thrive. “I’ve been called a plus-sized model for 15 years and I don’t have any shame in it,” Graham was quoted saying. “I don’t really care if you want to call me plus, that’s fine, but at the end of the day, I know I’m a model.”

According to Graham, every woman is beautiful. She said that girls should not let what they see in fashion magazines lure them into thinking that beauty only corresponds to being skinny and having a blonde hair. Graham’s feature in Bust Magazine appears in the February/March 2015 issue, which is available online and in newsstands.

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